The Buccaneers expect Godwin (hamstring) to miss some time, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It sounds like the wide receiver likely will miss Sunday's game against the Chargers and then possibly the team's Thursday night game in Chicago on Oct. 8. If that's the case, look for Scotty Miller (hip/groin) to see added opportunities in the Bucs offense alongside Mike Evans during that span.
Godwin (hamstring) is scheduled to receive an MRI on Monday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Godwin was quickly ruled out of Sunday's win over the Broncos upon suffering his hamstring injury, and he'll now receive an MRI to officially diagnose the severity of the issue. In the event that Godwin is forced to miss any time and rehab on the sideline, Scotty Miller will take over in the slot as the No. 2 wide receiver behind Mike Evans. Justin Watson (shoulder) would be a candidate to join three-receiver sets.
Godwin is ruled out to return to Sunday's game against the Broncos due to a hamstring injury, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. He finished the game with five receptions (on six targets) for 64 yards and a touchdown.
Godwin managed to clear the concussion protocol in time to suit up versus Denver, but he's now been ruled out in the fourth quarter due to what appears to be a right hamstring strain. It's somewhat worrying that Godwin was ruled out mere minutes after leaving the field, but it's worth noting that the Buccaneers are also nursing an 18-point lead with less than 14 minutes of play remaining. In the meantime, Scotty Miller stands to see increased looks as the No. 2 receiver across from Mike Evans.
Godwin fully cleared the league's five-step concussion protocol on Monday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Godwin was forced to sit out Sunday's win over the Panthers due to a concussion, but coach Bruce Arians has already confirmed that he's "good to go" for Week 3 at Denver, per Jenna Laine of ESPN.com. The 24-year-old wideout will return to the lineup alongside Mike Evans as one of Tom Brady's clear top targets, a development which will push Scotty Miller back into the No. 3 spot and Justin Watson into a depth role.
Godwin (concussion) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Panthers, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
This shouldn't come as a major surprise considering coach Bruce Arians suggested Friday that Godwin was still doubtful after displaying symptoms of a possible concussion earlier in the week. Expect Scotty Miller, who caught five of his six targets for 73 yards last week, to take on a larger workload while Justin Watson acts as the No. 3 wideout with Godwin now officially sidelined. It's also possible the Buccaneers could operate in more multi-TE sets, which would open the door for both Rob Gronkowski and O.J. Howard to make their presences felt after the latter secured a late touchdown in last week's loss.
Godwin (concussion) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
However, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Godwin could be upgraded to 'questionable' if doctors give him favorable feedback after he goes through more testing Saturday. This is especially noteworthy after the Bucs upgraded Mike Evans (hamstring) from doubtful to questionable last weekend, then used him on 93 percent of offensive snaps in a loss to the Saints. Evans has been removed from the Week 2 injury report, so he could be looking at a huge target haul if Godwin doesn't end up playing. Scotty Miller and Justin Watson would round out three-wide formations in that scenario, but it's also possible the Bucs would use more multi-TE looks with Godwin out of the lineup. Fortunately, the Bucs and Panthers are scheduled for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday, giving Godwin's fantasy managers a full array of alternatives if he's declared inactive.
Coach Bruce Arians said Friday that Godwin (concussion) is "still doubtful" for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
It remains to be seen if Godwin will get the corresponding designation on the final injury report, or if he'll instead be listed as 'questionable' or 'out'. He was present at the team facility Friday morning, undergoing testing to evaluate his concussion symptoms.
Godwin (concussion) was present at practice Friday with a helmet, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
The 24-year-old sat out the first two practices of the week while in the concussion protocol, but he appears to have made some progress Friday. Godwin still may not have fully cleared the protocol, but the fact he's practicing in some capacity is good news and opens the window for him suiting up Week 2. More information will be available when Tampa Bay releases its official injury report later in the day.
Godwin (concussion) won't participate in Thursday's practice, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Buccaneers first placed Godwin in the NFL's concussion protocol Wednesday, so his lack of activity a day later doesn't come as a major surprise. He'll still have two full days to clear the five-step protocol ahead of Sunday's game against the Panthers, and ideally, Godwin would put in a limited or full workout in the Bucs' final practice session of the week Friday to provide a sign that he's progressing. Fellow starting wideout Mike Evans (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, so the Tampa Bay passing attack could be operating at less-than-full strength Week 2.
Godwin (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Godwin landed in the league's five-step concussion protocol Wednesday after absorbing a hard hit to the head in Sunday's loss to the Saints. Since he didn't report his concussion symptoms until Wednesday, his absence from practice later in the day comes as little surprise. The wideout is unlikely to be back on the field until Friday at the earliest, leaving the Buccaneers' receiving corps in shaky condition heading into a Week 2 matchup with Carolina. With fellow starter Mike Evans (hamstring) listed as limited Wednesday, Scotty Miller and Justin Watson begin the week as Tampa Bay's top healthy receivers.
Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that Godwin has entered the concussion protocol, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Godwin took a hard hit during Sunday's 34-23 loss to New Orleans, and while he initially didn't display any symptoms, Arians revealed that the wide receiver is now being monitored for after effects of a possible concussion. Godwin apparently noticed symptoms early Wednesday, so he'll be held out of practice for at least a day or two. His status for the Bucs' Week 2 matchup with the Panthers is unknown.
Godwin caught six of seven target for 79 yards in Sunday's 34-23 loss to the Saints.
All three figures led the Bucs in Tom Brady's debut at quarterback, a very encouraging sign for the chemistry between the duo. Mike Evans may not have been 100 percent for the contest after battling a hamstring strain early in the week, creating more opportunities for Godwin, but there's no guarantee Brady's 43-year-old arm will be able to take full advantage of Evans as a downfield threat even when he's healthy. After a career year in 2019 that included 121 targets, Godwin appears headed for high volume again this season.
Godwin returned to practice Thursday morning, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Godwin was held out the previous two days, albeit with no report of an injury. Absent any further updates, he should be ready for his usual every-down role and steady target volume Week 1 in New Orleans.
Godwin has missed three practices recently, including back-to-back sessions Tuesday and Wednesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
When asked about Godwin's absences, coach Bruce Arians declined to provide much insight, but the prevailing thought is that the wideout may be dealing with some sort of a minor injury. Godwin has reportedly looked good when he's been able to practice, quickly developing chemistry with new quarterback Tom Brady.
Godwin has been consistently making plays throughout early training camp practices and demonstrating his trademark run-after-catch ability, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
The fourth-year wideout has stood out as a frequent quick-strike target for Tom Brady during practices over the last few days, with some nifty moves that facilitated a few extra yards after a short grab in Thursday's session drawing some ire for the linebackers from position coach Larry Foote. Godwin was part of the skill-position group that regularly met with Brady for workouts at Berkeley Preparatory School for multiple weeks earlier this summer, and the work they put in has seemed to pay dividends in the form of frequent connections at varying depths downfield in the early portion of training camp.
Godwin was among approximately a dozen Buccaneers players present for a two-hour workout at Berkeley Preparatory School on Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Despite the NFLPA advising players to not continue congregating for private workouts in the wake of a slew of coronavirus infections around the country and to multiple players, quarterback Tom Brady continues to convene the early morning sessions at Berkeley. The group that's regularly in attendance has steadily grown, and Godwin has been a consistent participant from the start several weeks ago. He once again ran a full array of routes Tuesday, working alongside new arrival Rob Gronkowski, among others. Godwin's 2020 outlook is bright with Brady at the helm, although the addition of Gronkowski certainly has the potential to eat into the overall target share on the team.
Godwin (hamstring) is slated to catch passes from Tom Brady after the latter agreed to a two-year deal with the Buccaneers this week, Jim Trotter of NFL.com reports.
Godwin navigated the inaccuracy and ball-security issues of Jameis Winston to post a career-best 86-1,333-9 line in 2019, his first season in coach Bruce Arians' aggressive passing attack. He now gets an upgrade at quarterback in Brady, with the future Hall of Famer having long excelled at completing the intermediate routes that Godwin has thrived with over his first three seasons. The Penn State product recorded 22 catches of between 20 and 39 yards last season, and Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times relays further optimism about Godwin's prospects from ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky, who believes Brady's arm remains more than strong enough to thrive on the downhill play-action passes that Arians' system frequently calls for.
Godwin (hamstring) won't play in the Pro Bowl, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Godwin's hamstring injury has lingered deep into January, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will still be an issue when the Bucs start their offseason program in mid-April. The team's quarterback situation is a bigger concern, with Jameis Winston set to become an unrestricted free agent if the Bucs don't use the franchise tag or sign him to a new contract before March 18.
Godwin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Godwin hasn't been able to practice since he suffered the hamstring injury Week 15. He was one of the top breakout stars of the 2019 season, hauling in 86 of 121 targets for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games. Godwin heads into Week 17 ranking second among qualified pass catchers in yards per game (95.2) and fourth in yards per target (11.0), with teammate Mike Evans (89.0 YPG, 9.8 YPT) not too far behind. Jameis Winston will have Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson as his top wide receivers for Week 17.
Godwin (hamstring) wasn't spotted on the field during Thursday's practice and will go down as a non-participant on the Buccaneers' official report, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Tampa Bay also listed Godwin as a non-participant when the team released its initial Week 17 report Wednesday, but his activity was merely estimated since the team didn't hold an actual practice Christmas Day. Unless Godwin surprisingly takes the field in some capacity for the Bucs' final practice of the week Friday, he'll be highly unlikely to suit up for Sunday's season finale versus the Falcons.
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